“I do think that many writers have what you might call a demonic nature. They are always in trouble, you know, and not only while they’re writing or because they’re writing, but in every aspect of their lives, with marriage, love, business, money, everything.”
The Henry Miller Library guarantees all guests the broadest possible latitude to speak, write, listen, challenge, and learn. It is not the proper role of the Library to attempt to shield individuals from ideas and opinions they find unwelcome, disagreeable, or even deeply offensive. There are many books and stories to read, to write, to tell, and to listen to.
We hope to learn from different ideas, why and how they come to be, and what values they’re premised on. To always critique and argue in good-faith. Some ‘binaries’ that we propose on our bookshelves are: Capitalism vs. Socialism | Keynesian economics vs. Classical economics | Deontology vs. Consequentialism | Empiricism vs. Rationalism | Liberalism vs. Conservatism | Democracy vs. Authoritarianism | Cartesianism vs. Darwinism | Realism vs. Romanticism | Classicism vs. Modernism | Objectivism vs. Relativism | Virtue ethics vs. Deontological ethics | Monotheism/Polytheism/Pantheism | Protestantism vs. Catholicism | Atheism vs. Theism What a wonderful world!